Secular ethics necessary for world peace, says Dalai Lama

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Mumbai, Feb 18 (PTI) Tibetan spiritual leader, the DalaiLama, today said that "secular ethics" and dialogue wouldensure that the present century is peaceful.

"Although the development of science and technology wastaking place since 18th century, the 20th century waswitnessed as a century of blood. However, the 21st centurywill be a century of dialogues to bring world peace," theDalai Lama said at an interactive session at the three-dayconvention of Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica on "Aholistic approach to the realm of Neurosurgery" here.

"Use of violence will not bring peace and it has to bethrough dialogues in the 21st century" (that peace can beensured), he said.

It is also important to practise "secular ethics" torestrain use of destructive power in these modern times, hesaid adding "all these require peace of mind."

The world has to learn from the 1000-year-old traditionof secular ethics in India, he said.

India should also play an active role in promotingnon-violence and secular ethics in the world community, DalaiLama said.

"Non-violence is not a sign of weakness but is a sign ofstrength."

Emphasising need to keep the mind calm, he said, toomuch of emotions, anger, jealousy, fear and corruption aresigns of "negativity".

"We must find solutions (as to) how to overcome thesenegativities through holistic approach without touching thereligious basis," he added. .

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